Lately I`m using a lot of wild garlic to cook with or garnish my dishes.I absolutely love that it tastes slightly like garlic,but not too intense.At the moment you can find it in every supermarket here,as it is wild garlic season.Seasonal cooking is one of the things I try to pay attention too,not always of course,but as much as I can.
And the very best thing is that with wild garlic I get two things at one sweep.A local harvested product,that is seasonal and something that I really love to eat!
When I bought some wild garlic at a local organic market,I was making up a lot of ways how I could include it to my daily menu plan.I also remembered a sun dried tomato hummus recipe I had seen a while ago on a beautiful mess.You all know I`m a huge fan of Elsies & Emmas blog and I practically want to try all the things they post about.
Sadly I don`t like sun dried tomatoes and for that reason I couldn`t try Emma`s recipe.But then it came to me!Why not try her recipe but replace the sun dried tomatoes and the cilantro by wild garlic?!
That`s how the combination of hummus and wild garlic was born!Well at least for me,as I am pretty sure,somebody already came up with this before me.As already mentioned,this recipe is hardly adapted from here.
What you need for one little bowl:
- 1 1/2 to 2 ounces fresh wild garlic
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2 tablespoons tahini paste
- 6 tablespoons olive oil or any other oil you like
Rinse off and chop the wild garlic.Open the chickpeas can and remove the skin,if you want to.I didn`t do it,as I am a very lazy person and I wanted this to be a quick to eat snack.
Put the first three ingredients together in a bowl and stir with a blender until everything is mixed well.Now slowly add the olive oil.I did it in three different steps,always mixing the oil in between the single steps.If you use another oil,for example sesame oil,it`s possible that you won`t need 6 tablespoons,as this always depends on the oil.
Finish by adding salt,pepper and any other stuff you like.
I ate my hummus with salt crackers,as recommended by Emma.And it was just deliciously yummy!
So what about you?Do you like wild garlic?Any recipe using it?